• Photo Credit: Christian Kimber

    Your Story, Your Voice Contest

    Enter your class in our 2019 Your Story, Your Voice contest and WIN! Find out more


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    More about our contest celebrating child rights

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    Read the office’s report on mental health services for young Nunavummiut

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    We support young people and their families!


Children & Youth Families & the Public Contact Us

Who We Are

The Representative for Children and Youth’s office works to support young Nunavummiut. We represent their voice in matters that affect them and ensure the Government of Nunavut protects and advances their rights and interests.

Our work is guided by:


In other words…Young people have rights. We support them!

What We Do

Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!

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What's New

News

10/09/2019
MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release

 
October 10, 2019
 
New Representative for Children and Youth Appointed

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Photos and Events

07/17/2019
While in Grise Fiord, David met many people who were tremendously welcoming and were always glad to hear he was having a good time there. He really enjoyed the opportunity he had to go into the fiord and to see the glacier.

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Publications and Reports

Oct 11, 2019

The Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) is pleased to make this submission to the Standing Committee on Legislation (Standing Committee) regarding Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act (Bill 25). This submission falls under the RCYO’s legal duty to make recommendations on child and youth-related legislation.

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